Just in case you are looking for an excuse to host a party and mix a fine cocktail! On the rocks - please.Read More
Due to technical glitch - Chicken Korma posted before Nur's recipe for Garam Masala, welcome to my world! This toasted and ground spice mix is the heart and soul of Indian cuisine. Get this down and you can make most anything.Read More
Like so many people I know, I moved to New York with little more than a suitcase full of big plans. The idea was to survive a year and then to join my college roommate who was off traveling the world. I never left - that was a quarter century ago. To quote my younger daughter I am an “epic fail” when it comes to Manhattan guide book sort of stuff. She is right. I visited the Empire State building for the first time ever last week - to attend a party held on the 21st floor. Admittedly, I am not keen on heights. Still - pathetic. Just now I am getting to grips with Brooklyn. Have appetite will travel! But when it comes to meeting fantastic people and forming incredible dear friendships - in that I excel. This collection of recipes comes from Nur Abdullah, a gorgeous lady and fabulous cook, who I first encountered outside the school gate. If Zagats only knew about her food! 30/30. New York - I do love you. Nur too.
Dana spotted a gorgeous vintage soapstone sink on Ebay - perfect for our kitchen renovation. She is genius at this stuff - has a nose like a truffle hound when it comes to all things fabulous and worthwhile. The sink is pretty pretty pretty - with a sweet grooved drainboard to boot. Now saving up my pennies. Food budget going lean and mean and oh golly MY FRIDGE IS CLEAN! Working this wholesome cheapo soup for all it is worth. Last ladlefull fried up into something akin to Bubble and Squeak. Going to get me that sink!Read More
Truth be told this recipe was designed for a dear friend who was in the midst of gruesome chemo therapy. She was feeling wretched - no appetite, no energy, no fun. The ingredients were selected in accordance to Chinese Medicine dietary principals (very much part of my other life and acupuncture practice) so to help detoxify Blood, counteract nausea, bolster energy and nourish the Shen. The simple blend of fruit and vegetable proved restorative and delicious. It tastes even better under cheerier circumstances.Read More
So many poems and sonnets all on the subject of love - speaks to the difficult magical nature of the beast. Albert Camus' words resonate the strongest with me. " Blessed are the hearts that bend; they shall never be broken." Boils down to kindness and compassion. But throw some chocolate and humor in there too!Read More
Served this to my girls last night for dinner. Sophie said it was the best thing she ever tasted and requested that we have it for her birthday dinner. Always planning. Virgo through and through that girl.
Not like us to use a ingredient so blatantly out of season as corn but in the depths of winter - one needs to dream.Read More